Taste of Cambodia at Samari's - Mount Hawthorn

What do you have when you want Thai food, but you don't want to seem like you have Thai food every weekend? You have Cambodian food. My family and I love the food at Royal Cambodian, East Perth. We've dined there often, so we thought we should give another Cambodian restaurant a go. So we found Samari's restaurant. 



Seafood Phai Thai ($14.95)




As always, we opened the meal with a serve of Pad Thai (or Phai Thai as written on their menu?). We liked this dish, but didn't love it. The portion was generous and so was the seafood filling, but the flavour didn't wow us. There wasn't enough sweetness, sourness and spiciness coming through.




Khmer Sizzling Plate - Chef's Special Sauce ($21.95)



Then we tried the Khmer sizzling plate with the Chef's special sauce. It certainly smelled amazing when it was delivered to our table and it tasted good too. The lamb was tender and was marinated well, so it was very tasty. I thought the sauce was similar to a Mongolian lamb sauce.



Fish With Ginger & Salted Soy Bean ($21.95)


This fish with ginger and salted soy bean dish was actually my choice, but unfortunately it became my least favourite dish. The fish was cooked well, however the salted soy bean was just that, salty. The flavour of the soy bean overpowered everything else, so we scraped it all of the fish, which left it pretty bland. 




Khmer Traditional Green Curry ($19.95)


The last dish, and also our favourite, was the green curry with beef. The curry sauce was delicious, it was creamy and tasty. The beef and the vegetables were nice and tender.

Overall, we enjoyed the atmosphere and the service at Samari's. The food was okay, not amazing, it certainly wasn't as tasty and fragrant as we had hoped so it was slightly disappointing.


Ratings: /10

Food: 6.5
Service: 8
Atmosphere: 7
Price: 7
Overall: 7.1/10


Restaurant information

Samari's Restaurant
413 Oxford Street
Mount Hawthorn
Ph: 9444 5817


Samari Cambodian Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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